MEDIANET NEWS May 28, 2009

OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 9 am – 2 pm, Sat 9 am – noon
(250) 381-4428

PLEASE NOTE: There will be limited technical support during the next two weeks. Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2, no technical assistance will be available. A notice will be sent with information about the week of June 8-13. Thank you!
5th annual Dance for the Camera 2009
Intensive Summer Program
July 18 to July 31

Deadline for submissions this coming Monday, June 1!

$1300 CDN by final Deadline of June 1
$700 for BC residents

DFTC 2009 is a unique opportunity for established and emerging choreographers, filmmakers, videographers, dancers and visual artists to explore dance/movement for the camera under the mentorship of award winning choreographer, filmmaker, curator, educator and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Ellen Bromberg.

For information and an application, go to the Dance for the Camera website
It can also be accessed through the MediaNet website

The Engaged Body: Live Art/ Performative Video
June 21-28, 2009

Deadline for submissions this coming Monday, June 1!

The Engaged Body is a week long intensive workshop focusing on “live art”- performance art as embodied actions, and performative video works – taught by respected educator and performance artist, Judith Price.

Program fee: $600 CDN by deadline of June 1

For more information, please go to the MediaNet website and click on Engaged Body
or contact Catlin at


Homeless Nation, in association with MediaNet, presents an evening of video
Thursday, June 4 at The Wood Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music
(side entrance) 907 Johnson St.

The screening features three works by MediaNet members:

Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Josef Krancevic
Homeless Nation, Alive in Victoria by Richard Boyce
Renoviction by Monique Cartesan

Homeless Nation website – a website by and for the homeless:

Experiment screening
Saturday, June 6, 7;30 pm
at the Community Arts Council Gallery, G6 1001 Douglas St.

Come and see short experimental film and video works created by participants of
MediaNet’s newest workshop intensive, Experiment.

The MediaNet tech blog:
The Gulf Island Film and Video school
has given MediaNet a $300 gift certificate towards the price of one of their
summer or fall courses. Available for first time registrants only.

As we have only one gift certificate, it will given away on a first come basis.

If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact Catlin at or (250) 381-4428



A Final Cut Intro workshop is being tentatively scheduled for June 20
There are three spaces available

This is a 6 hour Hands On seminar that is aimed at giving you the tools you need to capture/import your video, do basic editing and export your project for tape, DVD or the internet. Cost is $50 members, $80 non members

If interested, please contact Kirk at

Blender – the open source animation program
Are you interested in learning blender the acclaimed open source animation program?

MediaNet is considering doing a series of workshops on this extremely versatile animation program over the summer and fall (one a month for a few months). Please email kirk if you are interested. The workshops would be at MediaNet and the program would be installed on MediaNet computers.

2) Are you interested in the pro version of Google Earth? Are you interested in combining with some other MediaNet members to share the cost? Email kirk if you are interested and give us an idea of how much you would use the program and what you could pay per use or would contribute to an interest group that purchased the pro version of google earth


Nominations are open to the public for the GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS

Get involved! Nominate someone today for lifetime artistic achievement or voluntarism in the performing arts.

Deadline: June 15, 2009

Categories for nomination include: film, theatre, dance, classical music, popular music, and radio and television broadcasting as well as voluntarism in the performing arts.

for more information, go to:

Artist Residency at Open Space

co-sponsored by Camosun College Visual Arts

Peter Morin will be artist in residence from May 14 – June 25.
His project is called 12 Making Objects: 12 indigenous interventions a.k.a.
First Nations DADA.
with sessions for the public including:
June 4-6 Relief Printmaking
June 11-13 Painting
June 18-20 Heritage Painting

For more information, contact:
Peter Morin
Helen Marzolf 383-8833
Brenda Petays

Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 1 June 2009
Bolt, 2008, 96 min

Bolt, an American White Shepherd, has lived his whole life on the set of his action TV show, where he believes he has superpowers. When separated from the studio by accident, he meets a female alley cat named Mittens and a hamster named Rhino. Along the way, he learns that he doesn’t have superpowers and that the show is not real.

6:30 pm Monday 8 June 2009
That’s My Time

with filmmaker Adamm Liley by phone

Irwin Barker is one of Canada’s best-loved comedy writers and stand up comedians. These days, living in Toronto, Irwin is working up new material. It may be the most hilarious and fulfilling writing of his life. And it may also be his last. Irwin Barker is diagnosed with terminal cancer. “That’s My Time” is an amazing one hour documentary that chronicles Irwin’s journey with cancer, and his determination that he will “find the funny” in what is for most of us the least funny predicament imaginable. The journey culminates in a comedy fest to celebrate his prognosis “due date”, an event that he hopes to redux this June.

For more information visit

Movie Monday screens every Monday in Victoria, B.C. Admission is by donation.
Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices


Gulf Island Film School

Registration is now open online…

or phone 1.800.813.9993

with classes for children and adults, including 3 unique course streams: Director’s (Dramatic Video), Activist Documentary, and New Digital Journalism 2.0!


SCREEN ACTOR’S STUDIO. 845 Fisgard St, Victoria V8W 1R9

Spring 2009 adult and youth programs now enrolling. Please confirm all start dates with Studio
The Canadian First Weekend Club –

First Weekend Club is a non-profit organization that strives to build audiences for great Canadian films through grassroots initiatives such as special screenings, Q&As with talent, premiere parties, movie alerts and much more! First Weekend Club is a free cross Canada film club that encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings.

Canadian Films coming to theatres: Sheltered Life, Adoration, Fifty Dead Men Walking, The Baby Formula, and more!

The DVD club is now discussing Passchendaele

For more information on upcoming Canadian feature films, and joining the DVD club, go to:



Job Postings

EMMEDIA Job Posting: Programs & Outreach Coordinator

EMMEDIA is seeking a Programs & Outreach Coordinator to develop, initiate and coordinate artistic programming activity, outreach and community dialogue for a not-for-profit electronic media arts centre.

The successful candidate has professional experience working with a non-profit artist-run centre and possesses knowledge of the media arts and new media in Canada. You have a proven record of accomplishment in grant writing and an understanding of principle arts funding agencies. You have exceptional communication/interpersonal skills, project/event management experience, and strong organizational and administrative abilities. The Programs & Outreach Coordinator possesses curatorial skills and is attuned to contemporary arts and media arts practices. This position requires someone who understands the importance of responding to the needs of the membership and the local community, balanced with the development of programming, links and partnerships that are local, regional, national and/or international. Critical thinking and writing abilities are significant assets and new media skills highly desirable, as you will coordinate and lead the ongoing development of EMMEDIA’s on-line presence, and for its publication, promotion and communication activities.

The Programs & Outreach Coordinator works closely with the Operations Coordinator, Programming Committee, Production Coordinator, Board of Directors and EMMEDIA membership to develop programming strategies.You must be fluent in the art of collaboration, be able to work flexible hours and possess the ability to create and sustain a welcoming environment. You will have good humour, a sense of fun and the desire to be part of a team that leads a nationally recognized electronic media arts centre into the next decade.

EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society is a non-profit artist run centre that responds to the needs of the media arts/culturalcommunity, in Alberta and across Canada, by providing affordable access to highquality electronic tools, education and services. The Society also maintains public media arts exhibition programs, archives and other resources. EMMEDIA has established ongoing support from all levels ofgovernment, as well as its own self-generated revenues. Building on a proud 30-year history, EMMEDIA looks toward a dynamic future.

Application deadline: June 5, 2009

Applications should include a letter of intent;curriculum vitæ; and two pertinent samples of writing.

This is a full-time salaried staff position, withexcellent benefits (personal health benefit coverage, equipment access and paid vacation time) and a competitive wage commensurate with experience. This is a two year term with the possibility for renewal.

Please apply in confidence to:

EMMEDIA – Human Resources Committee
#203 – 351 – 11th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0C7
EMMEDIA thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. EMMEDIA is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.


Trainee Postings

Tiga Talk Season 2 Inc. is seeking trainees for the production of a
children’s television series for APTN. As it is APTN’s mission to support
the creation of Aboriginal audio-visual content produced by, for and about
Aboriginal Peoples, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal

Camera Trainee

The Camera Trainee will assist the Director of Photography and the Second
Cameraperson. Tasks include assisting with lighting, moving and setting up
equipment and learning set etiquette.

By the end of the training the trainee will have an understanding of the
complexity of television production, the responsibilities of various
departments, specific roles and tasks in a production crew and will acquire
specific skills necessary to work on other TV/film crews.

Dates: June 25th – July 30th, 2009 (5 weeks)
Location: Victoria, BC*
Pay Rate: $500 per week

*Please note we will consider applicants from outside Victoria, but trainee
would be responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

Audio Trainee

The Audio Trainee will assist the Sound Recordist to record audio for the

By the end of the training the trainee will have an understanding of the
complexity of television production, the responsibilities of various
departments, specific roles and tasks in a production crew and will acquire
specific skills necessary to work on other TV/film crews.

Dates: June 25th – July 30th, 2009 (5 weeks)
Location: Victoria, BC*
Pay Rate: $500 per week

*Please note we will consider applicants from outside Victoria, but trainee
would be responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

To apply for either position, please send a cover letter and resume by 4pm
May 18th via:

– Email to or
– Fax to 250-380-6670 or
– Mail to Tiga Talk Season 2 Inc., 4412 Wilkinson Road, Victoria, BC V8Z




The Toronto Animated Image Society’s call for submissions for the 2009 TAIS Animation Showcase is now open.
The deadline for this year’s submissions is May 29, 5:00 pm.

All Genres, mediums, themes!
Under 15 minutes in length

Screeners should be in either MiniDV or Quick Time Movie files on DVD/CD.

Send your submission to:
Toronto Animated Image Society
TAIS Showcase 2009
60 Atlantic Avenue
Toronto, ON
M6K 1X9

Please include the submission form, a brief description, an artist bio and contact information, as well as two film stills (tiff or jpg @ 300 dpi – 2 x 3”) . Description, bio, contact info and film stills may be emailedtotais@bellnet.caor included in submission package. Application form can be found here:

Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact us at or by phone at 416-533-7889.


The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is seeking media artworks for an outdoor screening project in September 2009. The CSIF does not charge entry fees for submissions and pays artist fees for all films selected for screening.

As part of a collaborative exhibition with Truck Gallery, the CSIF invites media arts submissions based on the theme of Urbanity. This project is intended to explore the facets of the city – as you define it. In keeping with our mandate, works submitted should use celluloid in either the production or post production stage – Super 8, 16mm or 35mm. This is an international call, open to any media artist working with film and urban themes.

To submit, send a DVD preview and the completed submission forms to:
Urbanity Call – c/o Melanie Wilmink
Bldg. J2, 2711 Battleford Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 7L4

For more information, contact:

Melanie Wilmink, Programming Coordinator
Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF)
Bldg. J2, 2711 Battleford Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 7L4

P: 403-205-4747


Call For Submissions from the IMAA Newsletter

OIAF (Ottawa)
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is making a call for submission.
DEADLINE: June 1st, 2009 for the online registration
DVD’s by: June 15th, 2009.

Antimatter Film Festival (Victoria)
Antimatter Film Festival seeks imaginative, volatile, entertaining and critical films and videos for it’s next edition, in October 9-17, 2009 Victoria. All categories and length accepted.
EARLY DEADLINE: April 17, 2009
FINAL DEADLINE: June 5, 2009

Reel Asian (Toronto)
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is making a call for Submissions for it’s next edition.
EARLY DEADLINE: May 15, 2009
FINAL DEADLINE: June 15, 2009

TAIS (Toronto)
Toronto Animated Image Society is making a call for submissions. All Genres, mediums, subjects, themes, Under 15 minutes in length.
DEADLINE: Friday May 29, 5:00 pm

Toronto Animated Image Society (Toronto)
Toronto Animated Image Society is making a call for submissions for Animated Jam Session. Theme: Chicken!!
DEADLINE: May 29, 2009

Alucine Toronto Latin Film Festival (Toronto)
Alucine Toronto Latin Film Festival is seeking short film and videos for their 2009 festival.
DEADLINE: June 1, 2009

ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (Toronto)
ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is seeking works works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, and new media for the 2009 festival.
DEADLINE: June 1, 2009

The Parkdale Film + Video Showcase (Toronto)
The Parkdale Film + Video Showcase are seeking new, old, vintage, under-appreciated, over-appreciated film and video submissions from artists living and working in Parkdale (Toronto).
DEADLINE: June 8th, 2009

Cinema Politica (Montreal)
Cinema Politica is seeking submissions. Cinema Politica is a Montreal-based non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political films by donation throughout Canada and abroad. We believe in the power of art to not only entertain, but to engage, inform, inspire, and provoke social change. They are currently seeking submissions from independent political filmmakers for our SUMMER/FALL 2009 Programme. All lengths and styles accepted.
DEADLINE: June 10th, 2009.
Aside from general political works, we are also seeking films and videos for submission for a special presentation of work under the theme, “Sex, Labour, Smut.” This specially curated collection will highlight the inter-relationships and socio-cultural contexts around sexuality, performativity, morality, work, and representations of gender, the body, and queer identities. Deadline for this special programme is August 1, 2009.

RIDM (Montreal)
Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) are seeking documentary films for it’s next edition.
DEADLINE: June 15th, 2009
Info :

WAFF (Winnipeg)
The 8th Annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) invites artists to submit their work to one of North America’s longest-running indigenous film and video festivals, happening this November 18-22, 2009.
DEADLINE: June 19, 2009

Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (Winnipeg)
Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival is accepting submissions for it’s next edition.
DEADLINE: June 19, 2009

CSIF (Calgary)
CSIF invites media arts submissions based on the theme of Urbanity.
DEADLINE: June 30, 2009

Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival (Toronto)
Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival seeks features and shorts of any genre that touch on mental health and/or addiction.
DEADLINE: June 30, 2009

Toronto Urban Film Festival
Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) is making a call for entries, all genres of film and video accepted.
DEADLINE: July 15th, 2009

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (US)
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is making a call for entries.
DEADLINE – early bird: July 3, 2009



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